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Many haiku of quality combine unexpectedness with inevitability
—that “shock of mild surprise” (Blyth), followed immediately by
the felt-significance of “Of course, that’s just as it is.” — Robert Spiess

What's New? Haiku 2015 anthology edited by Lee Gurga & Scott Metz

What's Old? Back issues of Modern Haiku from 1972 & 1973


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Spiess Haiku Contest Guidelines for 2016


Spiess Haiku Awards for 2015


recent featured essays:

Lanoue, David G. "Becoming a Child: Issa's Poetic Consciousness." Modern Haiku 46.3, Autumn 2015.

"Fishing for Bashôs: Communities and Haiku in English" by Stewart C. Baker, Modern Haiku, 46.1


Modern Haiku Press is pleased to share a cumulative collection of book reviews and featured essays
from each issue starting with Modern Haiku 32.2, Summer 2001, through the present issue.

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